Anxiety in the night only - why???
I haven't posted here before as I'm usually on the inner ear forum. Briefly, I got nailed with labyrinthitis (inner ear bug) that left me with an anxiety problem. I thought I had it sorted until I caught a cold 3 weeks ago. Colds and other viruses stir up inner ear symptoms. With that came some new anxiety. It just arrives without reason. Anyway, for me it tends to strike at night (when it does happen) and not during the day. So I'll wake up at 5 am all tight chested, agitated and just feeling crappy. If I sit up in bed and meditate for about 10 minutes the whole thing simmers down again only to return about an hour later. Needless to say, it makes for a tough day because I'm tired from such a lousy sleep. Concentration goes out the window too as does my short-term memory. A real pain in the a**. I'm already on an SSRI to control it but just a low dose. I'll probably have to crank it up again I guess. Is anyone out there getting hit just in the nights? Very weird.
Thanks in advance......Scott